Saturday March 12, 2011

Looking for a Date to the Dance

The Flyers advanced to the A-10 tourney title game. A win puts them in the NCAA tournament.

The University of Dayton men's basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament with a 64-61 win over St. Joseph's at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

St. Joseph's had an opportunity for a game-tying three-point attempt with three seconds left but threw away an inbound. The Hawks stole the Flyers' subsequent inbound pass. A heave from three-quarters court missed the mark, sending the Flyers to their first A-10 title game since 2004.

The Flyers (22-12) will play Richmond (26-7) at 1 p.m. Sunday on CBS. The A-10 tournament champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.

Chris Johnson led the Flyers against St. Joseph's with 19 points. Chris Wright added 17 points and 14 rebounds.

Check the Dayton Flyers athletics website for updates and complete game coverage.

For more information, contact Doug Hauschild at 937-229-4390.